"Dr. Rivera was awesome. I was at the ER with cholecystitis but since my bloodwork was abnormal doctors wanted to do additional test next day before proceed with the surgery. When Dr. Rivera walked in my room at the ER and suggested surgery right away. He sat down and explained why he think that's the best option for me in ENGLISH, so my dad could understand as well. After his explanation, I agreed to his plan and we decided to proceed in that day, and thank God that was the one of the best choice I made. It's been little over 2 weeks since he did laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and I barely see my scars and almost back to 100%. I really do appreciate Dr. Rivera and highly recommend him to anybody needs laparoscopic procedures!"

-Sean S.

"Amazing doctor and staff throughout the experience. Dr. Rivera is excellent and Heather, the front window nurse, is amazing. She helped me with my paperwork for my disability via emails, fax, etc. She also was quick to call me back when I left a voicemail if she was not available."

-Brianna G.

"I feel very blessed Dr. Clifford was my surgeon. He is very caring and a great listener. Dr. Clifford cares for his patients and welcomes any questions you need answered. It is amazing to have a doctor who takes time to listen and takes such good care of you. After your first appointment with him, there is such a calmness and feeling that everything will be alright. I would highly recommend."

-Tina G.

"I highly recommend Dr. Clifford as an excellent surgeon as well as a knowledgeable, calming individual. Dr. Clifford was the first physician I saw after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. He was very calm and explained the pathology results in a way my husband and I could understand - gave us enough information to research a bit further to make educated "next step" decisions. His calming presence before and after surgery eased some of our angst. He called immediately after results were in (after the surgery), rather than making us wait a long time; again, he was patient to answer questions during the call and the follow-up visit. Dr. Clifford has been a blessing to our family (more than he knows)."

-Joan B.

Love my surgeon Dr. Rivera and his team for taking good care of me. The staff are always polite and friendly.

-Lashay M.

I was diagnosed with Type 3 IDC in April of 2017. The following weeks were a blur. The appointments to meet my surgeon, oncologist, and radiation oncologist just seemed to blend together. Dr. Clifford was extremely kind. He spoke to me and not at or above my understanding. He encouraged questions and told me to write down any questions I thought of later and call his office. I was promptly scheduled for surgery. The morning of my procedure he spoke with my mom and I with such compassion. Surgery was almost postponed due to elevated blood pressure but he had an internal medicine doctor intervene to make certain I was safe to proceed. Following surgery he spoke with my team of family, friends and coworkers. They later commented on his genuine concern for his patient and their loved ones. Dr. Clifford placed and then later removed my port. Always kind and professional. Scheduling and obtaining information from his staff was seamless. I always felt I mattered as an individual and patient. A great surgeon and a compassionate physician. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Clifford for patient care.

-Mona G.

Dr. Rivera and his staff were outstanding. Dr. Rivera explained the full procedure and answered all my questions. The procedure was a total success and I am feeling great. I would highly recommend Dr. Rivera to anyone who might need a surgeon.


Julio Rivera performed robotic hernia surgery. It is very comfortable to chat with him and he answered all of my questions and concerns.  Plus, he is an excellent surgeon with outstanding results!

My recovery was extremely smooth.  I only took extra strength Tylenol for a few days. The day following the surgery I was slowly walking and took a good walk around the block.  Compared to everyone I have talked to about their similar surgeries, my experience was by far the best with a relatively quick, easy recovery!


Dr. Clifford was part of my surgical team and was great. He gave very straight forward and to-the-point answers, which I appreciated. He even called me off business hours to give the results of my surgery. As with most unexpected medical diagnosis, it is stressful but I found he always made himself available as needed. Thank you!

-Karen F.

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